The amount forked out by NHS Lothian is believed to be one of the highest ever payments to a locum
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has spent more than PS19m on agency and locum
workers during the past two years.
Summary: Some locum
surgeons are working beyond their expertise, according to the Royal College of Surgeons.
The company surveyed 626 locum
tenens physicians and 105 groups that use temporary physicians, via e-mail in 2010.
This month, German locum
Dr Daniel Ubani, 67, was struck off the medical register in the UK for killing David Gray, 70, of Manea, Cambridgeshire, with an overdose of painkillers in 2008.
2 million more a year for locums
than it would for permanent staff, but refuses to fund more permanent senior specialists.
Victoria has worked as a locum
consultant paediatrician at St Thomas' since Christmas and was very well liked and respected by all her colleagues.
The surprise present from the medical consultant even shocked the Bethesda Nursing Home Trust on the Isle of Lewis - it had had no previous contact with the locum
Advanstar said "LocumLife" will enable advertisers to communicate directly with physicians who may be interested in accepting a locum
Even at that we would still be out of pocket but we'd be getting close to what it costs us to get a locum
for the day.
Professional medical bodies are increasingly concerned about the employment of locum
consultants and NHS trusts have been advised that the long-term appointment of them is unsatisfactory.
The following additional sources of information on locum
tenens as a staffing stratogy were obtained through a computerized search of databases.
Following Professor Marcus Longley's report into NHS workforce and the Welsh Government's cabinet papers stating that 'the current provision is more expensive to run', I would say that the case for a NHS locum
doctor bank is now even stronger.
It's testament to a system that makes locum
recruitment so much easier.
17m on locum
- or relief - and agency health workers in 2013, compared to PS380,000 spent on the same unit four years earlier.